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Live auction - bfe_421275 - DUCHY OF LORRAINE - RENE II Quart de thaler ou quart de tallar

DUCHY OF LORRAINE - RENE II Quart de thaler ou quart de tallar AU
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Estimate : 12 000 €
Price : 6 000 €
Maximum bid : 6 000 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 16:16:41
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Quart de thaler ou quart de tallar
Date: 1500
Date: n.d.
Mint name / Town : Nancy
Metal : silver
Diameter : 35,5 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 10,37 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Ce quart de thaler est frappé sur un flan large et régulier. Exemplaire légèrement décentré au revers et recouvert d’une jolie patine grise de médaillier. Deux infimes rayures sur le bras inférieur gauche de la croix du revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : (AIGLE ÉPLOYÉE) RENATVS° LOTHORIMGORVM° DVX.
Obverse description : Écu couronné aux armes pleines de Lorraine.
Obverse translation : (René, duc de Lorraine).

Reverse


Reverse legend : (AIGLE ÉPLOYÉE) SALVE° CRVX° - PRECIOSA°.
Reverse description : Croix de Lorraine évidée dont le pied coupe la légende en bas, dans un polylobe, et cantonnée des lettres RE/RE.
Reverse translation : (La croix précieuse sauve).

Commentary


Monnaie de la plus grande rareté de issue de collection prestigieuses. Flon interprète les deux lettres situées sous les deux bras inférieurs de la croix du revers comme des RR/RR. Cet exemplaire montre qu’il s’agit nettement des lettres RE/RE (René), avec un R romain et la lettre E onciale).

Historical background


LORRAINE - Duchy of Lorraine - RENÉ II

(1473-1508)

René II is the son of Ferri Vaudémont and Yolande of Aragon. His two grandfathers René of Anjou and Antoine Vaudémont. He succeeded Nicolas d'Anjou (1470-1473) and then had to face the invasion of Lorraine by Charles the Bold in 1475. Finally, the Duke of Burgundy was killed under the walls of Nancy. After an alliance with Louis XI, he became angry with him about the succession of Bar. René reconciled with Maximilian of Austria, son of Charles the Bold. He married his second wife Philippa of Guelders, daughter of Adolphe d'Egmont which, in 1489, Antoine was born. He tried in vain to claim the throne of Naples as Charles VIII prevented. René II died in 1508.

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